July 25, 2024

A Prestatyn haven for nature is taking shape to craft support for local wildlife.

Denbighshire County Council’s Countryside Services are continuing to develop land at Parc Bodnant to help and improve biodiversity in the area.

Work started on the land early this year as part of Denbighshire County Council’s Woodland Creation Project and commitment to tackling the climate and nature emergency.

Ffordd Parc Bodnant has seen nearly 1,500 trees, including hedgerow trees, planted at the site through the support of the Council’s Climate Change team, Countryside Services staff and volunteers who came out to support the work.

The trees include fruit trees, wildlife hedgerow and widely spaced native trees to help provide shade and keep the parkland habitat setting.

Work has carried on throughout the year and the site now includes new additions designed to boost nature.

A new pond has been added to the site which is designed to hold a low level of water to provide optimum conditions for many species to thrive.

Alongside the pond is a unique, locally crafted wooden outdoor classroom which has a bat roof to give the nocturnal mammal a place to roost.

Countryside staff have also continued work to improve an orchard at Parc Bodnant and also develop a wildflower meadow to allow native species to thrive at the site.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: It is fantastic to see this site grow and develop through the care and commitment of our Countryside Services. The growth would also not be possible without the support of the volunteers, some I met early this year during the tree planting and their dedication to the environment is really giving back vital help to local nature here.

“The outdoor classroom is also a fantastic asset to the site and I hope that residents of all ages can come and learn about and enjoy the site.”